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Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

By : Harry G. Smeenk
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Book Image

Internet of Things for Smart Buildings

5 (1)
By: Harry G. Smeenk

Overview of this book

Imagine working in a building with smart features and tenant applications that allow you to monitor, manage, and control every aspect of your user experience. Internet of Things for Smart Buildings is a comprehensive guide that will help you achieve that with smart building architecture, ecosystems, technologies, and key components that create a smart building. In this book, you’ll start by examining all the building systems and applications that can be automated with IoT devices. You’ll learn about different apps to improve efficiency, reduce consumption, and improve occupant satisfaction. You’ll explore IoT sensors, devices, computing platforms, analytics software, user interfaces, and connectivity options, along with common challenges you might encounter while developing the architecture. You’ll also discover how to piece different components together to develop smart buildings with the help of use cases and examples and get to grips with the various IoT stacks. After finding out where to start developing the requirements for your project, you’ll uncover a recommended methodology to understand your current building systems and a process for determining what needs to be modified, along with new technology requirements. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to design and build your own smart building initiative, turning your city into a smart city with one building at a time.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: Applications for Smart Buildings
Part 2: Smart Building Architecture
Part 3: Building Your Smart Building Stack
Part 4: Building Sustainability for Contribution to Smart Cities

Facility support

Building occupants are driving new requirements that are forcing building operators to change their way of thinking about facility support. Millennials are accustomed to real-time demand-driven services fueled by apps such as Uber and online food delivery services. Traditionally driven by cost and not value priorities, facility support is evolving to real-time, connected services that are enabled by the latest technology. These services will drive premium rates, differentiate buildings, and improve the quality of experience for occupants who expect personalized, service-led facilities.

Data-driven facilities management technologies can deliver agile, integrated workplaces by enabling IoT and AI solutions to drive efficiency and improved customer experiences. Connecting and unifying building management services enables workplaces to perform better and to be more interactive. Legacy computer-aided facility management systems will not meet the new requirements; therefore...